Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Happy 40th Anniversary KISS

40 Years Ago Today, KISS Played Their First Concert

Today In KISStory - January 30, 1973: KISS played their very first show at a club called 'Popcorn' (The Coventry) in Queens, New York.

They perform 2 sets that night for a crowd of under 10 people. Some say there was only 3 people in the audience that night - Gene's girlfriend, her brother, and the club's bartender.

This night Ace comes up with the 'KISS' logo and the band starts wearing makeup.This was the first night of three nights at the club (Wed, Thurs and Fri). KISS was paid $150 for the three nights played. The story also goes that on the first night, the club changed its name to The Coventry.

Happy 40th Anniversary KISS!